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2019 Books of the Year

Great books tell stories. Here’s our pick of vivid and insightful new releases for better understanding America, world events, history, science, and theology

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Battles on La Rambla

Two great older books illuminate the Spanish Civil War and the road to polarization

Becket Fund

From watchdogs to lapdogs?

USCIRF commissioner resigns over attempts by Congress to ‘undermine the independence’ of commissioners